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 SUICIDE’S NO ANSWER

By David Wilkerson

 

 

I am shocked beyond words to discover that the majority of people contemplating suicide have never been told the truth about what happens after death. Death has been romanticized and distorted.  People who have been saved from attempted suicide admit they thought death was the end of everything! One boy said, "When you die, you just die. It's a world of peace and tranquility. It's the end of all your problems and troubles. No one can hurt you after you die."

Suicide is not the end of your problems

It is a ticket to hell!  Every time I hear of another teenager swallowing an overdose or pulling a trigger, I say to myself, "He never would have committed suicide if he had really known where he was headed. He did not know that death is just the beginning."

Precisely, this is what I want everyone in the world to know. When a person takes his own life, he is guilty of five major sins - for which he must stand before God and answer. These sins are murder, stealing from God, fearfulness, unbelief and lawlessness. Just kill yourself, then float away on a cloud of rest and peace? Never! Here is what my Bible says about it:

"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death" (Revelation 21:8).

It is not a way out. No! It is instead a way into outer darkness. After death, the judgment! Every suicide victim goes straight to the judgment hall of Christ. Life is a gift! You can't play God and throw that gift back in His face. He alone holds the keys to life and death - only God can decide when to use them.

You have no legal or moral right to defile your body. It really doesn't belong to you at all. Jesus bought and paid for it - and suicide is stealing from God! And God will never let that go unpunished. The Bible says,

"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are" 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17).

If you are ready to face the Judgment Day as a thief - if you are ready to face an eternity isolated from God in an outer darkness - if you are ready to sell your body for nothing to the devil - then go ahead! Take your life! Play God! Give in to your guilt and self-pity! But you were warned! Just keep this in mind - you don't know what trouble and sorrow are until you stand before God as a thief! In dying, your troubles will just begin. You will go from hopelessness - to terror and judgment!

A message of fear? You better believe it is! Yes, and the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Wise up! Get rid of every single thought of suicide. Now!

God's way out is through simple, childlike faith. Trust Him! He can lift your dark clouds and dispel all the gloom. Trust Him to give you a miracle - to make all things turn out for good! Trust Him as a friend that sticks closer than anyone else on earth! Trust Him to keep your mind clear, stable and well-balanced. He has promised to do all this and more for all who simply trust Him like a little child.

 

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy" (Jude 24). 

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(  There are certain instances of suicide where the one committing it would by God’s grace NOT necessarily go to hell in my opinion. For example, a Christian soldier jumping on a grenade during warfare to protect his mates, would certainly know he was committing suicide, but his motives would be judged differently to someone just killing themselves because life was tough. GOD is the ultimate judge in all things and He alone knows the eternal destination of each of us. See HERE for related article. …… Keygar  )

 

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